1080p Projectors for the Ultimate Home Theater

1080p projectors are the ideal solution for top of the line home theater performance. When making your choice, consider throw distance and lens shift features (if needed) to make sure the model you want can be installed comfortably into your intended viewing room. All models are sufficiently bright for dark room viewing on screens up to 110" diagonal. However, some are brighter and can accommodate ambient light or larger screen sizes.

Optoma HD28DSE DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD28DSE is the company's newest portable 1080p home theater projector. ("DSE" stands for "Darbee Special Edition," in refere... more»
Vivitek H1186-WT DLP
The new Vivitek H1186-WT takes 1080p resolution below $700, and that by itself will attract attention. This 7.5 lb portable home entert... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2040 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Home Cinema 2040 is the latest in their line of home video and entertainment projectors. This affordable 1080p projector is a... more»
NEC V302H DLP Highly Rated
The new NEC NP-V302H is a rock-solid 1080p projector for conference rooms, classrooms, and meeting rooms. Sporting a maximum output of ... more»
InFocus IN119HDx DLP
The InFocus IN119HDx is a new low-cost 1080p projector for business and education. With a compact design, bright picture, and long esti... more»
Optoma HD37 DLP Highly Rated
At $999 street, the Optoma HD37 is a step up in price from the least expensive 1080p competition. It offers some conveniences, most not... more»
Acer H6517ST DLP Highly Rated
This tiny 1080p projector boasts 3,000 lumens, so you can use it in rooms with windows and ambient light. Its defining feature, though,... more»
LG PF1500 DLP Highly Rated
Last year LG set a benchmark by putting out a first of its kind 1080p LED lit projector at a reasonable price with the full backing of ... more»
Optoma HD50 DLP Highly Rated
With the new Optoma HD50 home theater projector, Optoma continues a trend of delivering low-cost, high quality projectors to consumers.... more»
JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Highly Rated
The JVC X500R is a member of the third generation of e-Shift projectors. With over a thousand lumens of calibrated light output and sup... more»
BenQ HC1200 DLP Highly Rated
The HC1200 is a novel concept: it's a reference-grade 1080p conference room projector. Instead of maximizing light output at the expens... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Home Cinema 3000 is an upgrade to its predecessor in just about every measurable way. A bold, bright image makes it a good fit for ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Rainbow Effect:
An image anomaly that can be seen by a small percentage of people when viewing a single chip DLPTM front or rear projection system. The anomaly appears as a color breakup at the edge of objects when the eye transitions rapidly between light and dark areas of the image. The problem is characteristic of sequential color systems with low refresh rates.

Act of converting an interlace video signal to progressive scan.

Dot Crawl:
Video artifact where little dots crawl along the borders of differing colors, particularly noticeable on graphics. Effect of composite encoding and easily removed by using s-video or component cabling. Will not disappear if the source was recorded using composite video and the artifact has been recorded.

The period of time that an electron gun is turned off to reposition itself to paint the next part of the video onto the CRT screen.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
3.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2040
4.  Optoma HD26
5.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
6.  Vivitek H1186-WT
7.  Optoma HD141X
8.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
9.  BenQ HT1075
10.  LG PF1500
11.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
12.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
13.  Optoma HD37
14.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
15.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
16.  Optoma GT1080
17.  BenQ W1080ST
18.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
19.  JVC DLA-X500R
20.  Optoma HD50
21.  Acer H6510BD
22.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
23.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
24.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
25.  Acer H6517ST
26.  Optoma HD25-LV
27.  BenQ W7500
28.  Optoma HD91
29.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
31.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
32.  Optoma HD28DSE
33.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2045
34.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
35.  LG PF85U
36.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
37.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
38.  ViewSonic Pro8200
39.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
40.  Optoma HD161X
41.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
42.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
43.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
44.  BenQ HT4050
45.  Optoma HD91+
46.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
47.  ViewSonic Pro9000
48.  Optoma HD131Xw
49.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
51.  Optoma HD151X
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
53.  Optoma HD90
54.  Optoma HD25-LV-WHD
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
57.  Acer H7550ST
58.  JVC DLA-RS4910
59.  BenQ HT2050
60.  JVC DLA-X700R
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
62.  Vivitek H1185HD
63.  BenQ HT3050
64.  Optoma HD30
65.  JVC DLA-X900RKT
66.  JVC DLA-RS49
67.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
68.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
69.  Vivitek H1180HD
70.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
71.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
72.  JVC DLA-X500RWE
73.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
74.  JVC DLA-RS67
75.  JVC DLA-RS6710
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